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    Feeding predators is not a good idea sooner or...

    Feeding predators is not a good idea sooner or later you may become the prey. I'll stick to taking pictures.
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    That's what impressed me the most, the way the...

    That's what impressed me the most, the way the mate didn't take off or back down but stayed wit it's mate the whole time.
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    Yesterday morning at abot 06:30 a co-worker was...

    Yesterday morning at abot 06:30 a co-worker was telling me that he had read this somewhere. Tonight I come to work, I'm waiting for a test to complete, log on to ST and the 1st thing I see is this...
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    12284 Great White Sharks are powerful...

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    Great White Sharks are powerful swimmers, capable of going 50 kph/35 mph. Don't try to out swim them you'll only die tired.
  5. Putting my rig on while it was still bunggied to...

    Putting my rig on while it was still bunggied to the tank holder......several times.
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    Starfish / seastars don’t tolerate agitated...

    Starfish / seastars don’t tolerate agitated water very well. They absorb the bubbles and fall apart. A bubbling filter in a 10gal fish tank will kill any seastar put into it.
    I don’t doubt that...
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    Great vid thanks for posting!

    Great vid thanks for posting!
  8. Thread: swim test?

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    No boat safety, wear a PFD on boat.

    No boat safety, wear a PFD on boat.
  9. Thread: swim test?

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    So what bad times finds a diver without any...

    So what bad times finds a diver without any flotation aids what so ever? Even back before auto inflators and BCDs the wet suit was always a failsafe. I suppose for those warm water divers that donít...
  10. Can't dig for Quahogs, break a mussel to attract...

    Can't dig for Quahogs, break a mussel to attract fish or pry an artifact from a wreck with snips either.
  11. Thread: swim test?

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    I really question the need for strong swimming...

    I really question the need for strong swimming skills these days other than the comfort level it brings to the individual, which in that resspect is very important. However if a person can be...
  12. I carry two knives one large old sckoll knife a...

    I carry two knives one large old sckoll knife a solid robust knife I use as a pry bay a hammer and a digging tool. The second knife has a sharp edge for cutting.
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    I go to a place called Lows Lake / Bog River...

    I go to a place called Lows Lake / Bog River Flow. The vis is pretty good. There are no cabins, in fact it is very primitive camping conditons accessible only by yak or canoe. Off Rt 421. ...
  14. Thread: U-853?!?

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    So did you ever make it? This past Fall we had...

    So did you ever make it? This past Fall we had >40ft vis one day! First time I ever saw the sub completely after I'd guess 25-30 lifetime dives on it. Some Dolphins even showed up! It was magic,...
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    Where's the flash hole for the fuse? Is that a...

    Where's the flash hole for the fuse? Is that a trailer hitch ball in the end? I've got an old 72 that failed hydro. I've been thinking about making into a working black powder cannon, just to make...
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    Reads like one has to go to CA for a fitting....

    Reads like one has to go to CA for a fitting.
    Horizon Wetsuits Orange County office is open by appointment only, please call or EMAIL_US_TODAY to schedule an appointment. In most cases when you call...
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    YouTube reported this is no longer available.
  18. Thread: D-Day

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    My wife is my dive tender. When we go down to NC...

    My wife is my dive tender. When we go down to NC she gets up with me @ 0600 helps me load the car, goes to the dock helps me unload the car and bring the gear on the boat. Then she helps get...
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    I thought that also so when I got home tried it...

    I thought that also so when I got home tried it again and it did the same thing; I had 1st tried it at work, IE8 both at work and home.
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    How long does it take for this bad boy to load?...

    How long does it take for this bad boy to load? After 5 minutes the arrow was still going round and round. Kinda like the obamacare website. ;) Wasupwitat?
  21. Thread: Nervous

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    The unknown, enjoy it, harness the energy of your...

    The unknown, enjoy it, harness the energy of your fear! The unknown its part of what makes diving exciting!
  22. Thread: Experience

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    Other than the 5 OW dives, zero. There werenít any DMís or guides back then. We didnít need guides or DMís we were taught how to dive during the 12 weeks of classes.
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    When I dive my 94'2 as IDs I don't need lead. I...

    When I dive my 94'2 as IDs I don't need lead. I do however carry a lift bag for backup.
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    The #1 reason I think it should be done is to...

    The #1 reason I think it should be done is to prevent the valve form being stuck open. Too much force could cause the valve to become stuck. This of course works both ways too much force in the...
  25. You can take your eye off the PDC for a moment...

    You can take your eye off the PDC for a moment without ascending faster. Diving by instruments are we? ;)
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